Luo Lingyuan, German-Chinese author born in Jiangxi province in the People’s Republic of China in 1963, studied Computer Science and Journalism in Shanghai. She has lived in Berlin since 1990. Lingyuan published several books in German including the novel “Die chinesische Delegation” (“The Chinese Delegation”) (dtv, 2007). She received the 2007 Chamisso Advancement Award for her narrative volume “Du fliegst jetzt für meinen Sohn aus dem fünften Stock!” (“Now you’re flying out of the fifth floor for my son!”) (dtv Verlag, 2005). In 2017, she was awarded the Erfurt Writer in Residence Literature Prize.